Quote fir g body brakes???'s

dickeymoore

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May 6, 2009
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My friend has a guy that wants me to replace rotors,bearings,calibers, brakes and loaded brake booster with master cylinder on a 87 Monte Carlo SS anyone knows what's a good price to charge for this wotk?Thanks
 

scoti

G-Body Guru
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Sep 5, 2019
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Texas
What's your time worth per hour? How efficient do you work?
All that work should be able to be accomplished within an 8hr period allowing time in there for issues/breaks.
 
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What's your time worth per hour? How efficient do you work?
All that work should be able to be accomplished within an 8hr period allowing time in there for issues/breaks.
Also, how well do you know this guy. Is he going to become a headache in the future? Will this guy suddenly want you to do all the work on his project car for him? Is he an *******? Will he provide you with beer? These all need to be taken into account as well.
 
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scoti

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Just trying to get a quote I can do it in a couple hours, I never just done it for anyone else, Please no smart remarks Thanks
I'm minimum $35hr for basic wrenching (R&R w/no investigating). I would charge that if I didn't have to get into bleeding the hydraulics (pop a new rotor & pads on deal). I also charge that for my time retrieving parts and/or sourcing/researching them.

If someone wants to drop their car off for me to "take care of it" it's $50hr when it's more involved like replacing hoses & bleeding hydraulics as you just don't know what unexpected issues you'll encounter. It's always easier to back off the total (after the fact) than it is to add to it in my opinion. So if they're ok @ $400.... they should be ok w/a reduced amount as well.
 

abbey castro

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Oct 31, 2015
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Pay it forward. Do it for free. I've done bunches of car stuff for free. Had more fun doing it than getting paid. Made some friends for life that way too. Also got a really nice set of MAC Tools wrenches a guy was too old to use.
 
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scoti

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Pay it forward. Do it for free. I've done bunches of car stuff for free. Had more fun doing it than getting paid. Made some friends for life that way too. Also got a really nice set of MAC Tools wrenches a guy was too old to use.
I do stuff for free as well for people that I know w/a limited income or funds in need. I also donate parts to the young-guns if I know something I'm selling can benefit them.

Someone just wanting to get a repair done cheaper than the local shops/business & who understands my attention for detail? My price is lower than shop prices so they're still saving & know they have someone looking out for their best interests.
 
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